Widening Horizons... Or in other words: Introducing Traktor Dj courses
We at Become a DJ are passionate about music and the art of DJing. While
our mission is to provide high quality courses in which students learn
the skills they need, our hope is that during their time with us they
also soak up our passion for this art. We believe that music is for
everyone. It matters not whether you are rich or poor, old or young, boy
or girl as long as you love what you do and you make people enjoy their
lives while you are doing it. Similarly, it matters not what equipment
you use. If you rock a crowd you rock a crowd. 'Nuff said.
In this spirit we are widening the spectrum of courses we offer to
include software DJing. In the first instance we are going to offer
courses at different levels using Traktor™. There is a lot of
unnecessarily angry exchanges on user forums, magazines and social media
websites about whether or not software DJing is actually DJing. We do
not subscribe or participate in these feuds because in our opinion they
are pointless. First of all, one cannot stop the technological
advancements. Software DJing has arrived in a big way. Regardless of
whether every single person welcomes it or some will refrain, the fact
remains that more and more live shows and clubs use this
platform. Secondly and most importantly at Become a DJ every student
will still need to learn to beatmach (without the synch button engaged)
regardless of whether they sign up to learn vinyl, CD or software DJing.
When build on solid foundations, using Traktor™ for a performance can
be just as challenging to the performer and just as entertaining for the
audience. Software DJing is not harder or easier than other forms, It
is simply different. Laying a pair of skillful hands on some hardware
controllers to operate Traktor™ can result in incredible and satisfying
musical experiences and jaw-dropping performances. Achieving such
performances requires dedication, patience and practice, just as much as
it does using vinyl or CD decks.
We are looking forward to seeing our students regardless of which course they sign up for.
Posted on 05 Apr 2013
Finally! After countless nights of planning, many many hours of hard
work, even physical labour, we are super excited to present to you:
bigger and better ‘Become A DJ’!!
The purpose of this first entry of our blog is to simply welcome you to
our refreshed website and give a short overview of our new services and
nearest future plans.
So, what’s new? The first giant piece of news is, of course, our new
studio! Yes, we made it. We have relocated to Shepherd’s Bush, which for
starters is so much easier to access from anywhere in London! We have a
teaching room, practice room, an office and a lounge. So much space
that it almost feels like Google!.. Jokes apart, we are tremendously
happy that the new studio has room for more action and even more
The second piece of exciting information is the addition to our Courses - the new Traktor™ DJ Course.
The course is designed for those who are interested in learning DJ using
Traktor™. You can read more about it in our ‘Courses’ section.
Wait, it gets even better. The third news! We are proud to present to
you quite a novelty in town - DJ Studio for DJ Practice. The studio is
pampered with the latest industry standard equipment and available for
bookings every day for as many hours as you need. If interested, you can
book your hours here.
Finally, we have always dedicated a lot of hard work and effort to help
those students who wanted to jump into DJ scene and play at gigs. And so
we are especially thrilled to announce the new DJ Agency Service! From
now on we will not only provide you with skills, inspiration, and
guidance, but also make sure that you play on a regular basis.
With that said, I’d like to invite you all to come and visit us at bigger and better ‘Become A DJ’!
Posted on 05 Apr 2013